Briefs for June 26, 2008

Catch a bug talk at the library!

WALSENBURG- On Friday, June 27, at 10:30 am, Karen Huston, an interpreter from Lathrop State Park will compare moths and butterflies, as part of our "Catch the Reading Bug" Summer Reading Program at the Spanish Peaks Library.

Old time, summertime, concert treat

WALSENBURG- The Huerfano Winds will be playing their first summer concert Friday June 27, 2008 from 4:30- 5:30 pm on the front porch of the courthouse.  Selections will include patriotic anthems, toe tapping marches, highlights from Broadway musicals, film and movie favorites.  Bring something comfortable to sit on, and enjoy what was once a community favorite of small-town Americana; concerts in the out-of-doors.  Picnic meals spread out on a blanket, couples holding hands under the night-lit skies while children romped around at their parents’ feet were all accompaniments to the wonderful sounds coming from the community musicians performing from a band shell, the lawn of a park, or as once was the tradition in Walsenburg, in the parking lot of the “old” Safeway store.  So, recapture a fond memory and make it part of today’s summertime treats by listening to your own community band this Friday from 4:30 to 5:30 on the Courthouse portico.

1870s life at Plaza de los Leones

LATHROP- This Friday June 27 at 7:30 pm head out to Lathrop Park Amphitheater for a talk by local historian Carolyn Newman.  She  will present the characters and buildings of early Plaza de los Leones (Walsenburg). Go to the north edge of the modern campground, you’ll need a park pass to enter but the program is free. 

Spaghetti Luncheon

WALSENBURG- The Knights of Columbus Council #2139 invites you to join them for a spaghetti luncheon at the Walsenburg Community Center 928 Russell Avenue, Sunday June 29 from 11:30 am to 4 pm.  Meals are $10 donation for adults, $5 donation for children 4 to 12 years old and children under three are admitted free.

    Tickets will be available at the door or may be purchased ahead of time at St. Mary’s Rectory, .38 Special Liquors or from Knights of Columbus members.  Menu will consist of meatballs, spaghetti, salad and dessert, coffee and punch.  Music by Oress and Ernie DeHerrera.  Everybody is welcome.

Games Manager Testing

HUERFANO- If you are interested in updating or obtaining a games/bingo/raffle manager designation to represent your church, non-profit, or community organization, please call Mary Ann Trujillo at St. Mary Parish office 738-1204, and add your name to the list so that we can set up a testing time in Walsenburg.  

Huerfano County Fire Department Report

Sunday, 6/22/08 Brush/Tree fire in Blackhawk ranch. 1 Brush truck and 1 tender responded.  Assisted by 2 units from Spanish Peaks Fire Dept., approx. 1 acres burned, lightning strike.

Monday, 6/23/08 Structure fire, 703 W. 8th, garage totally burned, started by child playing with matches. 2 engines responded, LVFD was called for mutual aid and later cancelled when fire was under control.

Monday, 6/23/08 Smoke report near Huerfano Butte, false alarm. 1 brush truck responded and checked the area for smoke. 

Monday, 6/23/08 Mutual aid assist to Las Animas County for a large acreage grass fire east of Aguilar, started by lightning. 1 brush truck and 1 tender responded along with 2 units from La Veta FPD, assisted Las Animas County Departments with containment.

Tuesday 6/24/08  Responded back to scene of garage fire for a tree smoldering.

Tuesday 6/24/08  2 units responded to west city limits for a trailer with brakes on fire.  

 Quest ISO 9000

WALSENBURG- Quest Enterprises, Inc. is pleased to announce that eight more employees have successfully completed the course- “Introduction to ISO 9000.”  ISO 9000 is a set of International Standards for Quality Assurance that Quest attained in April of 2000.  The company’s products, protective clothing for firefighters, are presently certified to Underwriters’ Laboratories (UL) and NFPA Standards. The recognition of ISO 9000 registration further documents the high quality products produced in Walsenburg. 

    The eight successful students are: Amanda Lopez, Mike Orr, Sean Garlutzo, Jason Wood, Leanne Lucero, Christopher Armijo, Robert Velasquez, and Robert Littlehawk.

Dog Found

WALSENBURG- The Police Department Animal Shelter has a Female German Shepherd mix, approximately 6-8 months old, picked up at 400 block W. 7th on 6/12/08 at 10  am.  She is available for owner release or adoption.